San Francisco Theological Seminary Commencement

Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 10 a.m.

 Reverend Tom Harshman wearing a dark blazer and light blue button down shirt. A white modern architectural interior is in the background.

Reverend Tom Harshman

SFTS honorary Doctor of Divinity degree recipient


Rev. Tom Harshman recently retired from CommonSpirit Health, where he served as the System Vice President of Pastoral and Spiritual Care. Tom oversaw the system’s Spiritual Care Services and related mission integration functions. Tom continues to offer his expertise and guidance as an Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) Board Certified Chaplain, spiritual care provider, and certified Clinical Pastoral Educator with the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. (ACPE). Throughout his career, Tom has served in a variety of settings including hospitals, hospices, HIV service organizations, university, and substance misuse treatment centers. He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Tom currently serves on the Professional Advisory Board for the Shaw Chaplaincy Institute of the Graduate School of Theology for the University of Redlands. Tom has been a vanguard in spiritual care, and continues to be a leader, offering his expertise with generosity and vision. He currently provides administrative services to the ACPE program at the University of Alabama Birmingham Medical Center.

Rev. Harshman is a Trustee of the National Benevolent Association, is an endorsed Disciples chaplain, and a member of Disciples in the Desert.


San Francisco Theological Seminary Celebrates the Class of 2023

Community Lunch

Friday, May 19, 2023 @ 12 p.m.
Alexander Hall patio
Celebrate with faculty, staff, students, and your family! Please RSVP here.


Friday, May 19, 2023 @ 4 p.m.
Montgomery Chapel


Saturday, May 20, 2023 @ 10 a.m.
Stewart Chapel

Lodging Information

If you would like to stay on campus, please contact Mary Burns at
Here are some options if you are interested in staying in town or nearby.


Please contact Christine de Chutkowski in the Dean's Office at